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Winter is here - I love running outside!

Friday, December 07, 2012

We had some snow in the past few days, but in the city it mostly melted away.
But this morning it was -5 oC / 22 oF and bright sunshine.

Last winter I purchased all the winter running clothes I need, so I put on my two warmer runner shirts, a fleece headband to protect my ears, thin gloves and the usual pants, socks and shoes. And some lip balm.

The trail was covered with packed snow, but it was not icy so traction was good.
After a few minutes I wished one of my shirts was thinner, because it was somewhat too warm.
But otherwise the run was perfect.
The trail is on the north-east side of the hill, parallel with the crest.
There is a perfect view now that trees lost all their leaves, so I could see about hundred miles. The hillside along the trail is very steep so it is really like flying!

The snow was bluish-white in the shadows but there was pale golden sunlight on the top of the trees, and sometimes on the trail too.
I thought the snow would slow me down, but my speed was OK, 9:24 min/mile.
That's my usual speed on these 4.5 miles now.

I met five runners, who seemed pleased too : ))

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